BASF Introduces ZEAL to Deliver More Propylene for Refiners
Commercial Launch of New Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Additive
BASF announces the commercial launch of ZEAL which is a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive product designed to enhance the production of light olefins in FCC units that process resid or gasoil feedstocks. ZEAL is the latest product development that will enable refiners to quickly respond to the increasing shift to petrochemical feedstocks. ZEAL has been optimized to deliver superior propylene yields while maintaining the base catalyst performance.
ZEAL commercial trials have confirmed its ability to deliver high propylene selectivity and yields. This innovative technology from BASF enhances performance through the higher content of zeolitic active sites in a new propylene FCC additive. Successful applications have demonstrated ZEAL’s ability to provide operating flexibility as refiners increasingly shift toward a crude-to-chemicals configuration in the future.
For further information see www.catalysts.basf.com
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